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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:04 am 
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I've been reading about this and just womdering if this is what contributes to this problem and what a helpful solution is then to help fix it?

Truth or Myth?

xo Chrys.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:21 pm 
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What's Leaky Gut??? I've never heard of it... :?:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:23 am 
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This seems to be a term used by naturopaths.

From what I gather, the idea is that the intestive track allows larger particles to enter the blood stream. They seem to feel that larger ammounts of protein can enter the blood stream and that this would increase the risk of a person to becoming allergic to that protein.

I haven't found much reference to this in the medical community. Neither John Hopkins nor the Mayo clinic searches reveal information.

Perhaps this would be a good question for Ask the Allergists?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:57 pm 
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Leaky gut, is a term used to describe what happens to autistic children. Wheat and milk protiens are not fully digested in the stomach and can travel throughout the blood stream, and mimick amino acids normally found in the brain. This idea, was bunk science 9 years ago, (when my child was first thought to be autistic.), but now has been getting a lot of press and scientific validity from mainstream science.
What does this have to do with allergies? Lots I would say. The allergies seem to go hand in hand with autistic tendicies. Can I prove this? No. The more the body is poisoned by the wheat and milk protiens, the more autistic behaviour appears. Also, when a food is bad or a borderline allergy, the child tends to crave the food. Which explians a lot of the bahviours associated with leaky gut syndrome. Are these outright allergies to foods? Not technically, but rather these are foods or protiens that cause adverse reactions in the body.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:24 pm 
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I remember reading about this and I found the reference. It is in the Sick Kids book, The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide by Dr. Gold (P. 103). It explains that it is one theory as to why allergies might develop.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:34 am 
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This would be what I have...and why I developped all these allergies and intolerances....My naturopath also described my case the same way...I read it would be caused by gluten intolerance...which causes damages to the inner lining of the digestive system or the "abuse" of anti-inflammatories such as Advil or prescriptions...

In my case, looking back...both causes apply...I've been reacting to gluten for many years without ever pinpointing it down....And have been taking a lot of Advil and strong antibiotics last year for back and shoulder pain and acute combination of ear infection, tonsilatis and sinusitis....

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